Breast Density: Over 700,000 With Breast Cancer Risk

Risk Determination and Prevention of Breast Cancer[1], published in the journal Breast Cancer Research, identifies the critical gaps that must be addressed if we are to reverse the increase in breast cancer expected over the next 10 years – and reach a tipping point where more breast cancers will be prevented in the general population, […]

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Breast Density Inform Inconsistency Delivers Confusion

We have reached the tipping point. We have reached the tipping point. By population, over fifty percent of American women now live in states that require breast density information be provided to them in the letter they receive after their mammogram. Nineteen states have now enacted some variation of mandatory inform. But the notification women […]

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The Scary Thing Sugar Does To Your Breasts

New research finds a link between the sweet stuff and an important breast cancer risk factor The claim: Drinking just three sugar-sweetened beverages a week could make your breasts more dense, increasing your risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health. The research: 776 premenopausal and 779 postmenopausal women were recruited […]

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Gov. Jan Brewer signs Breast Density Law

Arizona became the fifteenth state to require physicians to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the possible risks that can be present.  After legislation was introduced at the request of a diagnostic radiologist in Arizona, and went through the procedural votes in both chambers, Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1225 into law […]

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California Passes Breast Density Bill

The California State Legislature passed a bill last Friday requiring doctors to inform women if they have dense breasts after a mammogram, making California the second state this summer and the third state so far to have passed a so-called breast density law. The bill, SB 791, passed the state Senate 35-1, and is now […]

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